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            Leonardo da Vinci's Life of Invention

            Leonardo da Vinci's Life of Invention (Hardback)

            By Williams, Jake

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            Immerse yourself in the world of the spellbinding genius of Leonardo da Vinci, master of art, architecture, engineering, mathematics and more. From his futuristic inventions to the breadth of his artistic skill, discover the fascinating life and legacy of the Renaissance man.

            ISBN 9781843654988
            Released NZ 2 Mar 2022
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age 7-9 years
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            The Greatest Invention: A History of the World in Nine Mysterious Scripts
             

            The Greatest Invention: A History of the World in Nine Mysterious Scripts (Hardback)

            By Ferrara, Silvia; Translated by Portnowitz, Todd

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            • Pub Date
              28 Jun 22

            A code-cracking mission to decipher the hidden truths and histories of our greatest invention - the art of writing.

            ISBN 9781529064759
            Released NZ 28 Jun 2022
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 18+ years
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            Inventor Lab: Awesome Builds for Smart Makers
             

            Inventor Lab: Awesome Builds for Smart Makers (Hardback)

            By DK; Foreword by Rogers, Dr Lucy

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            Are you a budding scientist, engineer, or inventor? This children's book will unlock your inner maker through 18 amazing step-by-step science projects, from an automatic night light to your own remote-controlled snake! Inventor Lab is a science activity book for children that is ...all about building, experimenting, and inventing with technology, electronics, and mechanics at home. Keep your siblings out of your room with a brilliant bedroom alarm, power a propellor motorboat, make a stereo from pipes, and build your own AM radio by following step-by-step instructions and using affordable equipment. Simple steps with clear photographs take readers through the stages of each low-cost project, with fact-filled "How it works" panels to explain the science behind each one, and to fascinate them with real-world examples. The projects progress from the fairly easy, such as constructing a working battery, to more challenging builds, including a remote-controlled snake. This book helps kids enjoy and explore STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering, and maths), an important part of school curricula everywhere. Inventor Lab is the perfect companion for any inquisitive child with an interest in how the worlds of science experiments and technology work, and why.
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            ISBN 9780241343517
            Released NZ 6 Aug 2019
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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            It Looked Good on Paper: Bizarre Inventions, Design Disasters, and Engineering Follies
             

            It Looked Good on Paper: Bizarre Inventions, Design Disasters, and Engineering Follies (Paperback)

            By Fawcett, Bill

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            Includes military, scientific, commercial, and infrastructure disasters such as: The Lead water pipes of Rome; Tacoma Narrows Bridge Collapse; Edison's electrical folly; Betamax; Concorde crash; Hubble - A $2 billion telescope that didn't work; the Mars probe failures due to simp...le math mistakes; Cold Fusion; and, Ford Pinto.
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            ISBN 9780061358432
            Released NZ 15 Jan 2009
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            Inventors: Incredible stories of the world's most ingenious inventions

            Inventors: Incredible stories of the world's most ingenious inventions (Hardback)

            By Winston, Robert; Illustrated by Hawke, Jessamy

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            Step into Leonardo da Vinci's workshop, relax on board Hideo Shima's speedy bullet train, and join movie star Hedy Lamarr to bounce ideas around in between takes. Inventors looks at the towering achievements of more than 50 inventors in great detail. From Lizzie Magie, who came u...p with the idea for the game Monopoly, but had it stolen, to the ancient Turkish polymath Ismail al-Jazari, who decided the best way to power a clock was with a model elephant, to Richard Turere, the Maasai inventor who created a lion-scaring device when he was just 13 years old - the inventors of this book have all used buckets-full of creativity to find ways to improve our world. Each page is packed with jaw-dropping facts, with every inventor's achievements written as a story. Professor Robert Winston's beautiful descriptions of the inventors' lives are brought to life through stunning illustrations by Jessamy Hawke and fantastic photography highlights the detail of their designs.The inventors come from all walks of life and parts of the world, making this the perfect book for every budding inventor.
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            ISBN 9780241412466
            Released NZ 2 Jul 2020
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age 7-9 years
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            Mother of Invention: How Good Ideas Get Ignored in a World Built for Men
             

            Mother of Invention: How Good Ideas Get Ignored in a World Built for Men (Paperback)

            By Marcal, Katrine

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              5 Oct 22

            WATERSTONES BEST POLITICAL BOOKS OF THE YEAR 2021 LONGLISTED FOR THE ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDAL 'I am absurdly excited for this book' Caroline Criado Perez

            ISBN 9780008430818
            Released NZ 5 Oct 2022
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Flight: Riveting Reads for Curious Kids

            Flight: Riveting Reads for Curious Kids (Paperback)

            By DK

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            Read all about astonishing airplanes from the history of flight! Jet into the world of flight and discover its history, from the first hot air balloons and gliders to today's supersonic spyplanes, helicopters, and space vehicles. Telling the stories of the pioneers of aviation, s...uch as Charles Lindburgh and Amelia Earhart, the black-and-white chapter book Flight is also packed with fun facts - did you know that early aeroplanes landed on wheels that were borrowed from cars and motorcycles? Flight is part of the Mega Bites series, which uncovers the secrets of history, science, and the natural world. Investigate the most complicated thing in the universe - your Brain; then journey to the most mysterious as we dive into a Black Hole; and closer to home, marvel at the genius of the world's smartest Codebreakers! Whichever title you pick, you'll get the expert knowledge and fun facts you need on each topic, with every book packed with illustrations, fun stories, and anecdotes.
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            ISBN 9780241435953
            Released NZ 17 Nov 2020
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age 9-11 years
            Series Mega Bites
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            The Light Ages: A Medieval Journey of Discovery

            The Light Ages: A Medieval Journey of Discovery (Paperback)

            By Falk, Seb

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            The Middle Ages were a time of wonder. They gave us the first universities, the first eyeglasses and the first mechanical clocks as medieval thinkers sought to understand the world around them, from the passing of the seasons to the stars in the sky. In this book, we walk the pat...h of medieval science with a real-life guide, a fourteenth-century monk named John of Westwyk - inventor, astrologer, crusader - who was educated in England's grandest monastery and exiled to a clifftop priory. Following the traces of his life, we learn to see the natural world through Brother John's eyes- navigating by the stars, multiplying Roman numerals, curing disease and telling the time with an astrolabe. We travel the length and breadth of England, from Saint Albans to Tynemouth, and venture far beyond the shores of Britain. On our way, we encounter a remarkable cast of characters- the clock-building English abbot with leprosy, the French craftsman-turned-spy and the Persian polymath who founded the world's most advanced observatory. An enthralling story of the struggles and successes of an ordinary man and an extraordinary time, The Light Ages conjures up a vivid picture of the medieval world as we have never seen it before.
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            ISBN 9780141989679
            Released NZ 14 Sep 2021
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Morgana Mage in the Robotic Age

            Morgana Mage in the Robotic Age (Paperback)

            By Bond, Amy

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            Young witch Morgana loves robots and longs to attend robotics school in the city. But when she finally finds a way, she learns of a troubling secret hiding beneath its gleaming surface: a secret that threatens the balance of civilisation. Caught between two worlds, only Morgana h...as the power to find a solution ...
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            ISBN 9781912626526
            Released NZ 1 Jul 2021
            Publisher Chicken House Ltd
            Interest Age 8-12 years
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            Mother of Invention: How Good Ideas Get Ignored in an Economy Built for Men

            Mother of Invention: How Good Ideas Get Ignored in an Economy Built for Men (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Marcal, Katrine

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            Why didn't suitcases have wheels until 1970? Why did we once measure computer power in girl hours ? And why does only 3% of all venture capital funding go to women?

            ISBN 9780008430788
            Released NZ 7 Jul 2021
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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